Molly McCracken

Blog
Jul 21, 2016
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Inaction threatens to stagnate Manitoba's minimum wage

Molly McCracken
Unless immediate action is taken, 2016 will be the first time in a generation that minimum wage workers will see their wages stagnate, resulting in fewer earnings for basics like food and shelter.
Blog
Jun 17, 2015
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Manitoba Conservatives open the door to privatization

Molly McCracken
Social service schemes announced this week by the Manitoba Progressive Conservatives to encourage private child care and introduce Social Impact Bonds soften the ground towards privatization.
Blog
Jan 5, 2015
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There's no silver bullet to 'solve' poverty

Molly McCracken
Complex problems, like the kind of poverty that exists and persists here in Winnipeg, require multi-faceted responses. We need to build on what's working in Manitoba if we are to solve these problems.
Photos
Nov 18, 2014
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Hundreds gather to demand universal childcare system

Susan Prentice
Molly McCracken
As Canada looks towards its future, we all need to reflect on where our priorities are so that future generations of parents do not struggle to find and pay for childcare and education.
Blog
Sep 29, 2014
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CEO Sleep Out: Charity not change

Molly McCracken
The programs funded through the CEO Sleep Out are worthwhile but only skim the surface of the issue. To address homelessness and poverty in a meaningful way requires systemic change.
Blog
May 28, 2014
Photo: Arlo Bates/flickr

From rooming houses to rooming homes

Molly McCracken
Saving rooming houses in Winnipeg should be a priority. This type of housing is viable when well maintained and connected with social supports.
Blog
Oct 31, 2013
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We Day sidesteps the real issues of child poverty

Molly McCracken
Organized by social enterpreneurs Mark and Craig Kielburger, "We Day" raised $15 million in Canada last year. But where does this leave Manitoba, with our shamefully high child poverty rates?
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